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Women's Swimming & Diving Laps NYU, 146-96

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Jan. 18, 2003 – Springfield College senior diver Alison Mellage (Union, N.J.) placed first on the 1-and-3 meter boards to lift the host Pride to a 146-96 victory over New York University at the Art Linkletter Natatorium.

Mellage qualified for the NCAA Division III National Championship with a winning score of 251.78 on the 1-meter board. The six-time All-American also won the 3-meter dive, posting a NCAA-qualifying score of 278.55. Freshman Lacey Feduke (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) also qualified for the nationals on the 1-meter board with a second-place score of 245.70.

Sophomore Megan Skinner (Acton, Mass.)qualified for nationals by touching the wall first in the 200-yard backstroke (2:10.97). Skinner also won the 200-yard free (1:59.01). Freshman Sarah Strout (Edgecomb, Maine) came away with wins in the 1,000-yard free (10:54.11) and the 500-yard free (5:24.95).

With the win, SC ups its record to 5-3 on the season, while NYU drops to 6-1. SC travels to Williams for a Saturday, Jan. 25 meet at 1:00 p.m.
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